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4-Year-Old Gets Covid And Her Mom Can’t Decide Whether To Go To Disney World Or Not
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4-Year-Old Gets Covid And Her Mom Can’t Decide Whether To Go To Disney World Or Not

Countries are locking down tight again and imposing new restrictions left and right as the holidays are approaching. This should give you an indication of just how serious the Covid-19 situation is right now. Unfortunately, it seems like no matter how many people get infected or die (there have been 76.8 million infections and 1.69 million Covid-related deaths worldwide), far from everyone’s taking it seriously.

Take one mother as an example. She knows that her 4-year-old has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. She knows that her child could spread the infection to others. And yet she’s still considering whether to take her and her 6-year-old sibling to Disney World as their Christmas gift. Have a read through the mom’s post yourselves, dear Pandas. And though we get it—nobody wants to see their Christmas plans ruined—it’s people’s lives we’re talking about. 2020 is a real Grinch, but we all have to make small sacrifices so that the next year is better.

Bored Panda wanted to get a professional’s take on the situation, so we reached out to a Covid ICU nurse who goes by the tag The Galactic Gardener on Instagram and who got her first Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination on December 15. “I would urge people to think of the families with loved ones in the hospital and loved ones who have lost their lives and just remember what they are thankful for in this time,” she told Bored Panda that people should think about more than just themselves during these trying times.

Mrs. Claws’ Twitter post went viral and showed that some people still don’t believe the coronavirus is serious business

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“As a nurse, I have learned that a holiday is what I make of it. It doesn’t have to be on a certain day, and it definitely doesn’t have to be in person. I think that we all need to work together to get Covid behind us,” the ICU nurse told us that our holidays don’t have to be ‘ruined’ just because our plans change. We can adapt and overcome.

Unfortunately, the nurse isn’t optimistic about what could be said to convince people to stay home during the holidays. “I just hope that people realize that the only way that we can get Covid behind us is to all work together. We can all have different roles and different modes but it has to be a unified front. Some may get the vaccine, others may stay home, and others need to really focus on masking and hand hygiene.”

The nurse also pointed out that there “are still accuracy issues reported” with some Covid tests. “Plenty of people get negative tests before they finally get their positive. And at that point, they thought they were ‘safe’ and ended up infecting multiple people. It really depends on the type and the lab, and how the test was administered.”

Twitter user Mrs. Claws, who shared what the mom sent to the Disney World Junkies Facebook group, got over 193k likes on her thread. Naturally, the thread got a lot of people upset. Because some of us are still far too chill about the global pandemic. We’re just glad that Mrs. Claws blocked out the mother’s name (can you imagine the amount of hate she’d get?).

In case you needed more proof that you should minimize the amount of contact you have with strangers, scientists announced that they discovered a new variant of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom. It’s far more infectious. And it’s being taken very seriously.

For example, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, and Israel are just some of the countries to block UK flights while trains can no longer leave the UK via the Channel Tunnel.

So, while the Covid-19 vaccines that are being approved and delivered to hospitals are a flash of good news, the situation’s far from over. It’s no time to relax. Unless it’s with a big cup of hot chocolate and the members of your own household. In front of a good Christmas movie. Waiting for Santa.

Here’s how Twitter users reacted to the post. Spoiler alert: they weren’t too happy with the mom

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Troux
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because of this guy right here: $

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LiliumVA
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so over these selfish people. This is why we're still in lockdown in most places. Why we hitting 3k+ DEATHS a day and 100k+ ICU beds being used. Why Nurses, Drs, essential workers... are all dealing with exhaustion. Why those in COVID wards are quitting and suffering from PTSD due to the massive amount of deaths and exhaustion they are enduring. If people weren't so f*****g selfish, worse a mask starting in MARCH, social distanced, and didn't think it impeded their 'freedoms' we would have been OPEN and our wave would have been LOW. But no, people like this bitch, who only cares about herself and her family... this is why the US is dealing with large numbers. I had COVID earlier this year. Worst sickness I have ever had , even went to the ER. When lockdowns started in my area, we never went out. I have YET to go out for anything other than GROCERIES! I can't even work, because I work with people (photographer), and potentially risk getting my immunocompromised son sick.

Philly Bob Squires
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hear you loud and clear! I work not only in the hospitality biz but also entertainment and this has completely destroyed our end of things. My bartender & server friends are out of work, small bars and eateries are closed, my bands and musician friends are screwed... It's crazy but if everyone would stop making it political and just knuckle down a bit... duty now for the future! But no! They aren't sheep and they have rights and they... and they... It's crazy. I also live in a resort area... killed a lot of that too. And to see people toss used masks in the parking lots as well.

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Troux
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that the idea of maybe going to Disney World a month later makes her "**unbelievably** stressed and heartbroken" as if those family members of 1.7 million dead people just could not fathom her struggle.

BabaBizzle
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Selfish. Out of touch. Crap person. Hate her.

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Troux
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because of this guy right here: $

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LiliumVA
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so over these selfish people. This is why we're still in lockdown in most places. Why we hitting 3k+ DEATHS a day and 100k+ ICU beds being used. Why Nurses, Drs, essential workers... are all dealing with exhaustion. Why those in COVID wards are quitting and suffering from PTSD due to the massive amount of deaths and exhaustion they are enduring. If people weren't so f*****g selfish, worse a mask starting in MARCH, social distanced, and didn't think it impeded their 'freedoms' we would have been OPEN and our wave would have been LOW. But no, people like this bitch, who only cares about herself and her family... this is why the US is dealing with large numbers. I had COVID earlier this year. Worst sickness I have ever had , even went to the ER. When lockdowns started in my area, we never went out. I have YET to go out for anything other than GROCERIES! I can't even work, because I work with people (photographer), and potentially risk getting my immunocompromised son sick.

Philly Bob Squires
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hear you loud and clear! I work not only in the hospitality biz but also entertainment and this has completely destroyed our end of things. My bartender & server friends are out of work, small bars and eateries are closed, my bands and musician friends are screwed... It's crazy but if everyone would stop making it political and just knuckle down a bit... duty now for the future! But no! They aren't sheep and they have rights and they... and they... It's crazy. I also live in a resort area... killed a lot of that too. And to see people toss used masks in the parking lots as well.

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Troux
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that the idea of maybe going to Disney World a month later makes her "**unbelievably** stressed and heartbroken" as if those family members of 1.7 million dead people just could not fathom her struggle.

BabaBizzle
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Selfish. Out of touch. Crap person. Hate her.

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